- a pier or structure of stones, piles, or the like, projecting into the sea or other body of water to protect a harbor, deflect the current, etc.
- a wharf or landing pier.
- the piles or wooden structure protecting a pier.
- Also jutty. an overhang, as of an upper story beyond a lower.
- to construct (part of a building) so that it projects beyond lower construction; jutty.
Origin of jetty1
1375–1425; late Middle English get(t)ey < Old French jetee, literally, something thrown out, a projection, noun use of jetee, feminine past participle of jeter to throw; see jet1
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A number of questions crowded to Gregory's mind, as they crossed the jettied inlet and headed down the coast.El Diablo
- a structure built from a shore out into the water to direct currents or protect a harbour
- a landing pier; dock
C15: from Old French jetee projecting part, literally: something thrown out, from jeter to throw; see jet 1
- of or resembling jet, esp in colour or polish
Word Origin and History for jettied
early 15c., from Old French jetee "a jetty, a projecting part of a building," also "a throw," noun use of fem. past participle of jeter "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Notion is of a structure "thrown out" past what surrounds it.
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